Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2015

My Tuesday Live Drawing Session

Lately, there are a couple of things I am aware of... which, on its' own, is a step forward for me.

1) 5 min. live-model-sketches can be stressful!
2) So, better think ahead, which art tool you prefer to use today and not switch from one to another at the session.
3) It really does make a difference thinking about composition, thinking about the space that is used up by the character and the space around.
4) You are at an advantage having reappearing models, because you get to know them by observing.
5) Which can lead to a more loose approach, not worrying so much about proportion or likeliness.
6) Which, in turn, might give you the freedom to let your imagination run wild... or, at least, letting it bounce around a bit.

There is a very interesting book about drawing characters from life. It is called 'The Drawing Club' from Bob Kato (link at the bottom). Just got a couple of pages into, so I will only say: You want to learn from some of todays masters of illustration and animation, you want to inhale those tips and exercises and, of course, enjoy the great drawings! ... from the book, that is.

THE DRAWING CLUB by Bob Kato - Link to Amazon
Also check out: First Live-Drawing-Session... Ever!

Sonntag, 8. Februar 2015

You don´t get a much better drawing app on iPad...

... and now it is for free. I do not doodle so much with apps or digitally altogether. Which does not mean I haven't tried a bunch of them. And 'Paper' by FiftyThree has, I think, the best hands-on-screen feeling. Going further, you don't even have to use your fingers. The company also sells a dedicated pen for its app, which is rather costly with 50 bucks. But given the success of this accessory, it seems to be the reason, why FiftyThree is handing out the app for free now, including all in-app purchases.